Want to impress a car enthusiast? These awesome car facts will definitely do it!
The men who invented the Cruise Control was actually blind
At the age of five, Ralph Teetor went blind and later in life was unable to drive. The inspiration of the cruise control came when riding his horse alongside his lawyer. Ralph noticed his friend the lawyer, inconsistent riding tendencies, which annoyed him. His friend would slow down when talking and speed up when listening. Ralph decided to invent a device to control speed, specifically for cars. After several years of research and development, in 1948, he filed his first patent. After a few more years, and a few more patents and with lots of improvement, Ralph Teetor came up with a version that could be installed on a commercial vehicle. In 1958, Chrysler was the first to use the cruise control commercially. In the earlier days, cruise control was called differently. Known as the “Touchomatic”, “Pressomatic”, “Speedostat etc…
How many parts does a car have?
How many parts does one car need in average to run smoothly and most importantly, be safe! The average car actually has 30,000 unique parts. That is quite a number, contact us to find out how we can maintain your vehicle and all it’s parts so it’s in top shape!
In the 20th century, cars were the green alternative of transportation
What on earth could’ve been worse pollution wise, than cars? In the 20th century, many were travelling by horse. Either riding the horse or by carriage. Because this was the main way of transportation, the horse poop became a massive problem. Pun intended. It caused way too much pollution that cars were considered the green alternative!
Ford VS Ferrari
While ford produces an average of 8,000 to 10,000 cars a day. Ferrari produces 14 cars daily.
Need a picnic table with your brand new car?
Between 1997 to 2006, the Honda CRV actually came with a folding picnic table that can be found in the cargo area. The CRV was one of the first SUV’s on the market. Considering the facts and not having much competition, Honda had no idea what the SUV market really wanted. A picnic table in the cargo made a lot of sense. If you are wondering, the folding picnic table does not come with chairs.
Let’s take a road trip, to the moon!
Ever wondered how long it would take if we could just drive to the moon? If you keep driving at a consistent speed of 100 kilometres an hour, it would take less than 6 months to visit the moon. Now that’s a road trip to remember!
Most popular car colour
The most popular car colour, in the world is white! Surprisingly, it’s the cheapest car option when buying a brand new car.
We hope you enjoyed this article, stay tuned for more awesome car facts!
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